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SHADE - International Lighting Design Competition
Register/Submit: Friday, August 16, 2013

SHADE is an international design competition open to all ages and backgrounds.

The challenge of the competition is to design and make a light shade prototype for a pendant light that is creative and innovative in its articulation of light, material, and space.

The competition will involve three stages: selection by jury, public exhibition, and sale. A team of international jurors will select a set of winning entries (up to 30) based on their merits. The selected entries will then be invited for an exhibition during the month of September/October for public viewing and experience. This will be concurrent with Winnipeg's Nuit Blanche festival, Winnipeg Design Festival, and Manitoba Culture Days. During the exhibition the shade prototypes will become available for online purchase by the public.

The objective of the competition is to encourage design through making (all entries must be constructed), to celebrate and acknowledge innovative ideas and talents (no background or experience is needed), and to disseminate design into the everyday environment (public consumption/acknowledgement is an integral part of the competition). This competition is organized by STUFF (Studio for Transformative Urban Forms and Fields).


Omer Arbel
Architect, Omer Arbel Office, Creative Director, Bocci (Vancouver, Canada)

John Baker & Juli Daoust
Design Curators/Retailers, Mjölk (Toronto, Canada)

Thom Fougere
Creative Director, EQ3, Industrial Designer, Thom Fougere Studio (Winnipeg, Canada)

Nelda Rodger
Editorial Director, AZURE Magazine (Toronto, Canada)

Philipp Schöpfer & Daniel Klapsing
Industrial Designers, 45 Kilo (Berlin, Germany)

Jun Shibata
Architect, Kengo wKuma and Associates (Tokyo, Japan)


June 15 / 2013 Announcement of Competition
June 15 ~ July 15 Question and Answer Period
August 15 Registration & Submission Deadline
August 31 Announcement of Winners
September ~ October 30 SHADE exhibition
October 31 / 2013 Pick-up date / mail-out date


+Registration / Registration Fee (CD $10)
+Concept Statement
+Digital Photographs (upto 10)
+Video (optional)

Inquiry: shade@stuffgroup.net
Website: http://shade.stuffgroup.net

Alexander Walter
Los Angeles, CA
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
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